Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626.
Homebullet point
Map/Admissionbullet point
Museum Eventsbullet point
Press Releasesbullet point
Museum Historybullet point
Ipswich Transport Historybullet point
Ipswich Engineeringbullet point
Museum Exhibitsbullet point
Museum Purpose, Policies & Facilitiesbullet point
Collections Development Policybullet point
Educationbullet point
Museum Salesbullet point
Gallerybullet point
Friendsbullet point
Relevant Linksbullet point
Last Updated:
update date

2015 Events and Special Open Days

Sunday 12th July - What’s in Store? (standard museum admission today)

Come and see behind the scenes. Guided tours of the museum showing some of the bits our visitors don't usually see - including our offsite museum store, with a free bus ride there and back. 11am-4pm.

For the bus timetable: Bus Timetable pdf

Can't get the information? Download Adobe Acrobat from 'Other Links'.

Sundays 2nd, 9th and 16th August - Free Bus Ride to the Museum from the Town Centre and Railway Station (and back) (standard museum admission charges today)

Leave the car behind and enjoy a leisurely free bus ride to and from the museum. Timetable on our website from early July. Note: if you want to come in the museum, normal admission charges apply. 11am-4pm.

Bus Timetable pdf

Can't get the information? Download Adobe Acrobat from 'Other Links'.

Bank Holiday Monday 31st August - Ride a Fire Engine Day

Get fired up with free rides on the museum's magnificent fire engines and see other visiting machines. Hear bells ring and sirens scream! A very popular event! 11am - 4pm.

Saturday 3rd October - Classic Vehicles Day

An event celebrating classic cars and light commercials. Includes a special display of visiting vehicles and free bus tours of the local area. 11am-4pm.

Saturday 17th October - Wheels by Lamplight

An unusual and atmospheric event, as enthusiastic collectors illuminate the museum with hundreds of old oil and paraffin lamps. Enjoy a special evening and leave with a warm cosy glow. 5.30pm - 9pm (Please note we cannot admit children to this event).

Sunday 15th November - 50 years of Ipswich Transport Museum

A special event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the purchase of the museum's first vehicle. Rides on museum vehicles. See website for timetable and more details. We open just after 11am until 4pm.

Saturday 5th December - The Christmas Cracker

The final opening day of our season is a family day with a Christmas theme. Seasonal decorations and entertainment in the museum help to get you into the Christmas mood and we give children a goody bag and 5d to spend on festive items, rides on a selection of museum vehicles, and a chance to meet Santa himself! 11am-4pm.